Five thousand years of Chinese writing

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A free celebration of Chinese culture will be held at the University of Adelaide today to celebrate 5000 years of the creation of Chinese characters.

The lunchtime event - offering a unique blend of dance, music, martial arts, calligraphy and Chinese painting demonstrations - will be held on the Barr Smith Lawns on the University's North Terrace Campus from 12.30pm.

The Hanban Performance Troupe, which consists of University students from all over China, will perform a program of classical and ethnic dance pieces, Chinese opera, shadow boxing and martial arts movements, as well as demonstrating Chinese painting and calligraphy.

The event is hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.

WHAT: Five Millennia of Chinese Characters
WHERE: Barr Smith Lawns, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 12.30pm - 2.00pm Tuesday 2 March
COST: Free - all welcome

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture, and a broader and more informed understanding of China, across South Australia and beyond.


Contact Details

Professor Mobo Gao
Professor of Chinese Studies
Director, Confucius Institute
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5803
Mobile: 0404 178 417

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762